Certificate/Online Learning

OCASA’s Certificate in Ontario College Leadership & Administration

“Being aware of the assignments at the beginning made it easier to schedule time accordingly. There was an appropriate amount of time given to complete the reading/assignments. The SMA assignment provided me with an opportunity to familiarize myself with the document as well as the process around its development which I don’t think I would’ve otherwise explored in such detail.” (Understanding the Ontario College System Fall 2017 Participant)

Online Course

May 11 – June 19, 2020: Managing in a Unionized Environment

Instructor: Jed DeCory

Fees: $449 per course. OCASA member rate $349.

Online Program Overview

Designed for both those who manage Support Staff and Academic staff the course uses case studies and practical examples to illustrate ways to build teams that will help your students get the best education possible. We will tackle issues from hiring, to workload assignment to progressive discipline all within the boundaries of the collective agreements. As well, we will look at leadership styles and communication techniques needed to encourage teamwork and cooperation.

Past Courses:
January 24 – March 6, 2020
Strategic Planning
Dominique Giguere, B.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
October 18 – November 29, 2019
Understanding the Ontario College System
Kristi Harrison, Hons. B.Ed, M. Ed, Ed D
May 6 – June 14, 2019
Leadership Through Change
Lori Nemeth
May 6 – June 14, 2019
Managing in a Unionized Environment
Jed DeCory
Courses in Development:
  • Financial Management
The following are foundational 8 courses.

The certificate will not be limited to this list as special topics are introduced from time to time, fully eligible to complete the certificate.

Mission Culture and Governance in HE Organizational Communication
Conflict Resolution – Moving beyond to achieve your goals Building Leadership Capacity
The Role of the Student and Student Needs Strategic and Business Planning
Technological Implications Adapting to ICT* in the Digital Academy
*ICT: Internet & Communications Technology
Innovation in Administration